It's the dog days of summer for the io9 gang, so yours truly is about to go sit under a stately oak and kick back with a stack of Bob Burden's Flaming Carrot and a Poland Spring bottle full of Prairie Fire. But before I decree that "relative humidity" is my spirit animal, here's your weekly comic preview.
To promote the upcoming Invincible spin-off Guardians of the Globe, Image Comics has released promos lampooning Marvel's recent Avengers ads. But are Image's ads a light-hearted parody or a piss-take on Marvel's über-marketable Avengers teams?
If you believe MTV, then the future of animation may have arrived in the shape of their new adaptation of Robert Kirkman's superhero soap opera Invincible, coming to televisions, cell phones and iPods near you soon. Thing is, we can't help but feel that we've seen it all before.
Look, let's be honest — you don't care about this week's comics. Sure, you might want to, you may even go to your local store and pick a few up, leaf through them. But your mind will be elsewhere: at that multiplex waiting for Doctor Henry Walton Jones Jr. and his son, who likes to hang out with Transformers. But…
Must-read comics are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-read is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.
Date: 2007 - (reprinting material from 2002 - )
Vitals: Bringing together tropes from all manner of comics, Mark…